Ingólfur Arnarsson (b. 1956) studied at the Reykjavík School of Art, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Since 2000 he has been a professor at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Drawing has always played an important role in his work; it renders thought lucid and endows it with form through means of lines and cross-hatching. Although his style has changed throughout the course of his career, features can be found in his earliest drawings that still characterize and unify his work.